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Public Release: 2-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Stanford engineers show how to optimize carbon nanotube arrays for use in hot spots
Experimental evidence and computer simulations suggest how to grow structures with the best trade offs between three desired characteristics: strength, flexibility and the ability to dissipate heat.

Contact: Tom Abate
tabate@stanford.edu
650-736-2245
Stanford School of Engineering

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Oregon researchers shed new light on solar water-splitting process
With the help of a new method, University of Oregon scientists have provided new insight into how solar water-splitting cells work. An important and overlooked parameter, they report, is the ion-permeability of electrocatalysts used in water-splitting devices.
US Department of Energy, DuPont Young Professor Program

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
'Nanosponge vaccine' fights MRSA toxins
Nanosponges that soak up a dangerous pore-forming toxin produced by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) could serve as a safe and effective vaccine against this toxin. This "nanosponge vaccine" enabled the immune systems of mice to block the adverse effects of the alpha-haemolysin toxin from MRSA -- both within the bloodstream and on the skin. Nanoengineers from UC San Diego described the safety and efficacy of this nanosponge vaccine in the Dec. 1 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Daniel Kane
dbkane@ucsd.edu
858-534-3262
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 1-Dec-2013
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to collaborate with Chinese company to create Kubuqi Desert Research Institute
"BGU welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with Elion," says Professor Pedro Berliner, the director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. "The scientific and technological knowledge and expertise, which we have developed in the Blaustein Institutes, could be of great value to the Chinese in their efforts to combat desertification in Mongolia's desert. Our faculty is looking forward with excitement to collaborate in the establishment of the research institute in the Kubuqi desert."

Contact: Andrew Lavin
ANdrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Pills of the future: Nanoparticles
Researchers at MIT and BWH design drug-carrying nanoparticles that can be taken orally instead of being injected.
Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Award in Nanotherapeutics, NIH/National Cancer Institute Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Program of Excellence in Nanotechnology Award, and others

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Nature
Making a gem of a tiny crystal
Nature builds flawless diamonds, sapphires and other gems. Now Northwestern University researchers are the first to build near-perfect single crystals out of nanoparticles and DNA, using the same structure favored by nature. The researchers developed a "recipe" for using nanomaterials as atoms, DNA as bonds and a little heat to form tiny crystals. The work builds on superlattice techniques developed at Northwestern during the last two decades. The method could lead to novel technologies and even enable new industries.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 27-Nov-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Scientists develop way to successfully give nanoparticle therapeutics orally
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the first to report in the field of nanomedicine a new type of nanoparticle that can be successfully absorbed through the digestive tract.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg
mmontemayor-quellenberg@partners.org
617-525-6383
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
BUSM/BMC receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant to develop next generation condom
The department of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Grand Challenges Explorations

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary
jenny.eriksen@bmc.org
617-638-6841
Boston University Medical Center

Public Release: 26-Nov-2013
Analyst
New technique for testing drugs to treat cystic fibrosis and epilepsy
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nano Letters
Polymer gel, heal thyself: University of Pittsburgh engineering team proposes new composites that can regenerate when damaged
Pitt researchers have developed models to design a new polymer gel that would enable complex materials to regenerate themselves.

Contact: John Fedele
jfedele@pitt.edu
412-624-4148
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nano Letters
Nanotubes can solder themselves, markedly improving device performance
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron. Junctions between nanotubes have high resistance, slowing down the current and creating hotspots. The researchers use these hot spots to trigger a local chemical reaction that deposits metal that nano-solders the junctions.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: Liz Ahlberg
eahlberg@illinois.edu
217-244-1073
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Cell
The inner workings of a bacterial black box caught on time-lapse video
Using a pioneering visualization method, researchers from the UC Berkeley and the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute made movies of a complex and vital cellular machine called the carboxysome being assembled inside living cells. They observed that bacteria build these internal compartments in a way never seen in plant, animal and other eukaryotic cells. The findings, published Nov. 21, 2013, in the journal Cell, will illuminate bacterial physiology and may also influence nanotechnology development.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Gilbert
degilbert@lbl.gov
925-296-5643
DOE/Joint Genome Institute

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Scientific Reports
Flashes of brilliance
Spontaneous bursts of coherent light from solid-state materials shed new light on how particles interact and may lead to ultrahigh-speed optoelectronic devices for telecommunications.
National Science Foundation, State of Florida

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Dunn Foundation awards bioscience grants
The John S. Dunn Foundation provides seed grants for interdisciplinary projects between scientists at Rice University's BioScience Research Collaborative and researchers at other GCC member institutions. These new projects will focus on research in cancer diagnostics and treatment and vascular health and on development of a scientific meeting addressing plant-inspired solar energy.
John S. Dunn Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nanoscale
Rice scientists ID new catalyst for cleanup of nitrites
Rice University researchers have found that gold and palladium nanoparticles can rapidly break down nitrites, a common contaminant in drinking water that often results from overuse of agricultural fertilizers. The nanoengineered catalysts were 7.5 times more efficient at reducing nitrites than previously studied catalysts made of palladium and aluminum oxide.
National Science Foundation, Rice University's Smalley Institute, Welch Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Super SQUID
The smallest, most sensitive measuring device for superconductors was created at the Weizmann Institute.

Contact: Yivsam Azgad
news@weizmann.ac.il
972-893-43856
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 25-Nov-2013
Nature Physics
Ultra-sensitive force sensing with a levitating nanoparticle
A recent study led by researchers of the Institute of Photonic Sciences achieved the highest force sensitivity ever observed with a nano-mechanical resonator. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 24-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
Diamond 'flaws' pave way for nanoscale MRI
Breakthrough offers high-sensitivity nanoscale sensors, and could lead to magnetic imaging of neuron activity and thermometry on a single living cell.

Contact: Dr. Mete Atature
ma424@cam.ac.uk
44-787-499-6463
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 22-Nov-2013
New microscope captures movements of atoms and molecules
A new microscope invented at Michigan State University allows scientists to zoom in on the movements of atoms and molecules.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 22-Nov-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Copper promises cheaper, sturdier fuel cells
Duke chemists are exploring the use of copper nanowires in fuel cells to convert solar energy into storable fuel. Copper nanowire catalysts cost less to produce than their indium tin oxide counterparts because they can be "printed" on pieces of glass or plastic in a liquid ink form, using a machine that functions much like a printing press. The nanowires can also be incorporated into transparent, flexible films.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Erin Weeks
erin.weeks@duke.edu
919-681-8057
Duke University

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
'Wonder of Nanotechnology' details research enabling nanoscale optoelectronic devices
The inspiration of nature in studying nanoscale structures and the ability to control material composition on the nanometer scale are helping photonics engineers to create new devices and materials that transcend the properties of naturally occurring materials. A new book published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, presents state-of-the-art research in the field.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
What can happen when graphene meets a semiconductor
A UWM study has found that intrinsic ripples form on a sheet of graphene when it is placed on top of a semiconductor. The ripples further change the Schottky barrier height, affecting electron transport.

Contact: Lian Li
lianli@uwm.edu
414-229-5108
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Scientific Reports
Infrared vision lets researchers see through -- and into -- multiple layers of graphene
A University at Buffalo-led research team has developed a technique for "seeing through" a stack of graphene sheets to identify and describe the electronic properties of each individual sheet -- even when the sheets are covering each other up.

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Ultrasound, nanoparticles may help diabetics avoid the needle
A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections -- rather than using needles to give themselves multiple insulin injections each day.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2013
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Magnetic nanoparticles could aid heat dissipation
MIT researchers find that particles suspended in cooling water could prevent hotspots in nuclear plant cooling systems and electronics.
University of Newcastle, Granite Power Ltd, Australian Research Council, King Saud University

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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